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The Stand-Out Laptops of CES 2021

It was definitely strange not being able to hold, type on, or touch the brand new laptop screens at CES as we would have in pre-covid times. There’s only so much you can tell about a product you only see or read about online, so that tangibility is an absolute necessity to figuring out what a laptop is all about.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Hp, Acer, MSI, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Laptops, ADATA, Gaming Laptops, XPG, 2 In 1s, CES 2021

It's Hard to Be Excited About New Laptops and GPUs When Supply is Scarce

If you believed the rumors, AMD and Nvidia were supposed to deliver a bunch of show-stopping CES announcements. Rumors that Nvidia was going to announce a RTX 3080 Ti or a RTX 3070 Super. Rumors that AMD was going to launch its RX 6700 by the end of this month. Even Intel was quiet about the status of its discrete Xe…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Intel, Computers, Nvidia, Desktops, Amd, Laptops, Cpus, Gpus, CES 2021

MSI Says the Stealth 15M Is the Now the Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

Look, there’s nothing wrong with big, beastly 17-inch gaming monsters, but for my money, I like a gaming notebook that can balance performance and portability, and the MSI Stealth 15M has just taken that principle to a whole new level. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Stealth 15M, Msi Stealth 15m

Asus Revealed a New 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop, and I'm Like Whoa

Asus’ ROG line of gaming laptops have always stood out thanks to their flashy RGB lighting and aggressive aesthetic. Asus isn’t afraid to try something new, either. Last year, it released the well-received ROG Zephyrus G14, one of the first ROG gaming laptops powered by an AMD processor, as well all the Zephyrus Duo…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Computers, MSI, Amd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021

Nvidia's Ray Tracing 30-Series GPUs Are Coming to Laptops

Like clockwork, Nvidia announced this morning that its wildly fast discrete desktop graphics will be coming to laptops everywhere in the months ahead. This probably surprised no one, as Nvidia always has the same GPUs on laptops, but if the popular reception of its RTX 30-series desktop cards were any indication,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Ray Tracing, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, RTX 3000 Series

Razer's Refreshed 15 and 17-inch Blades Are Getting New Screens and Faster GPUs for 2021

At first glance, Razer’s refreshed line of 15-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro laptops might not look much different than last year’s models, but inside is a different story—this year we get faster displays and GPUs, along with a subtly revamped design. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Rtx, CES 2021, Razer Blade And Blade Pro 2021 Refresh

The Revamped m17 R4 Is Alienware's First Laptop with a 360Hz Display

While Alienware hasn’t given its gaming laptops a full overhaul for 2021, like other gaming laptop makers the company is kicking off the year by refreshing its 15 and 17-inch notebooks with new Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs. The larger m17 R4 is also getting a huge display upgrade that could make it the laptop for gamers.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Alienware, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Alienware Laptop Spec Refresh 2021, M15 R4, M17 R4

Acer's Refreshed Predator Triton 300 SE Looks So Damn Good

Acer given most of its laptop lineup a major refresh at CES 2021 and there seems to be something for every budget, from entry-level machines like the Acer Aspire 5 that cost just $550, to the high-end Predator Triton 300 SE, which costs a surprisingly reasonable $1,400. It also appears to have been totally re-imagined…Read more...
Tags: Science, Acer, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Acer Aspire, Gaming Laptops, Acer Nitro, Predator Helios 300, CES 2021, Predator Triton 300 Se

The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Is Lenovo's Thinnest 2-in-1 Ever

Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the few commercial laptops that have crossover appeal to the general consumer market, and for CES 2021, Lenovo claims its new Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga is not only the thinnest 2-in-1 it’s ever made, but also the thinnest ThinkPad ever. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Yoga, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021, Lenovos Thinnest Thinkpad Ever

The HP Envy 14 Sports a Taller Display and Webcam Shutter to Better Balance Work and Play

As the line between home and work continues to blur, HP has revamped its mainstream Envy 14 laptop with a fresh new design, which includes a taller display, a physical webcam shutter, and faster components to better balance play and productivity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Hp, Windows 10, Laptops, HP Envy, CES 2021, New HP Envy 14

Adata's First Gaming Laptop Nails It

I find it exciting when a new laptop brand enters the gaming market. The space is a little crowded at the moment, sure, but it can be refreshing to review something new. In my experience, there’s usually some feature or some hardware combination that I haven’t seen before, or the thermals are as pleasant as my…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Computers, Laptops, ADATA, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Xpg Xenia

The Chromebook Spin 514 Is Acer's First AMD Ryzen Chromebook

As Chromebooks continue to mature, device makers have also started to incorporate a wider variety of components. This year, Acer is announcing its first AMD Ryzen-based offering in the Chromebook Spin 514.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Science, Ces, Chrome Os, Acer, Chromebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Acers First Ryzen Base Chromebook, Chromebook Spin 514

Samsung's $550 Galaxy Chromebook 2 Rocks a Gorgeous Paint Job and QLED Display

Last year’s Galaxy Chromebook was one of the slickest laptops announced at CES, and now for CES 2021, Samsung is returning with the Galaxy Chromebook 2 which sports a more affordable price tag and the first QLED display available on any Chrome OS device. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, QLED, Galaxy Chromebook, CES 2021, Galaxy Chromebook 2

Dell's New Curved 40-inch Ultra-Wide Monitor Might be the Perfect Home Office Display

To kick off 2021, Dell just announced what it claims is the world’s first 40-inch curved 5K2K display, and judging by its specs, it might be the ideal high-end display for working from home (maybe make your office pay for it though).Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, Science, Dell, UltraSharp, Laptops, Monitors, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Ultrasharp U4021qw, Latitude 9000

New Leak Claims to Reveal Samsung's Next Galaxy Chromebook

While much of Samsung’s attention is probably focused on the upcoming arrival of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Buds Pro, a new leak suggests Samsung is also prepping for the release of its next Chromebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Leaks, Rumors, Chromebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, Galaxy Chromebook 2 Leak, Galaxy Chromebook 2

Apparently Microsoft Wants to Design Its Own ARM Chips

Seems like Microsoft isn’t going to sit back and let Apple take all the glory with its new M1 processor. According to The Verge (via Bloomberg News), Microsoft is reportedly designing its own ARM processor for its Azure cloud servers and possibly even a future Surface device.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Microsoft, Intel, Microsoft Surface, Processors, Laptops, Qualcomm, Bloomberg News Microsoft

A New Windows Insider Build Lets ARM PCs Emulate x64 Like Apple's Rosetta 2

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it released the first preview of x64 emulation for ARM64 devices on Windows 10 to users enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. The new feature is a part of Build 21277 (RS_PRERELEASE), which also includes updates to emojis, redesigned touch keyboard, voice typing, and theme-aware…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Microsoft, Rosetta, Windows 10, Laptops, 32 Bit, 64 Bit, Apple M1

Apple Does the Inevitable and Begins Development on Its Own Cellular Modem

After bringing processor development in-house with the arrival of its Arm-based M1 chip, Apple has now taken the next logical step by beginning the development of custom-designed cellular modems.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, 5g, Cellular, Consumer Tech, Modems, Apple Bring Modem Design In House

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: Standing at a Crossroads

Right now the laptop industry is at a crossroads. Traditional clamshells aren’t going anywhere anytime soon (for good reason), and over the last decade convertible machines like Microsoft’s Surfaces, Apple’s iPad Pros, Lenovo’s Yogas, and others have helped address the needs of people who need flexible computers that…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Microsoft, Windows, Lenovo, Laptops, Convertibles, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, Foldables, Thinkpad X1 Fold, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Review

Acer Nitro 5 Review: A Stand-Out Budget Gaming Laptop

It’s not a stretch to say we’ll probably see new gaming laptops with bigger and better graphics cards soon with 2021 and CES right around the corner. That’s all well and good for anyone who wants the latest and greatest, but many people would prefer something that just good enough—aka something on a budget. These…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Acer, Laptops, Gaming Laptops, Acer Nitro, Acer Nitro 5, Acer Nitro 5 Review

Apple Reportedly Has an Aggressive Roadmap for Its Homegrown Silicon in 2021

After the success of its new M1-based MacBooks and Mac Mini, for 2021 it appears Apple is hoping to follow its early success with a new line of even faster homegrown chips that could challenge the performance of Intel chips on both laptop and desktop. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Computers, Desktop, Laptops, iMac, Reports, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Consumer Tech, Macbooks, Apple M1, More Apple Silicon Reports

Why I'm Finally Getting Rid of All My HDDs Forever

There are a handful of gadget-related sounds that fill my heart with dread, but few are more fear-inducing than the repeated tick-tick-tick of a dying hard disk drive. I’ve been hurt by that sound more than a few times in my life. So this year I finally tasked myself with a quest to get rid of all my HDDs and really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Storage, Ssd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Hdd, Refresh Week, Comptuers

MSI Creator 15 Review: A Well-Balanced Laptop for Games or Work

Creator-focused and gaming laptops can sometimes be indistinguishable from each other. Both usually have a high-end specs to transcode videos as quickly as they load graphically intensive games, enough ports to transfer raw image files from cameras and hook-up streaming equipment, and sometimes even 4K displays. But…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Msi Creator 15 Review

Apple Swears Up and Down That Touchscreen Macs Aren't Happening, Which, Sure

When Apple announced macOS Big Sur earlier this year with its big iOS-inspired icons, revamped menus, and its own version of Control Center, I along with a lot of other folks thought for sure that Apple’s next macOS update was paving the way for the long-awaited arrival of a touchscreen MacBook. However, according to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Laptops, Macs, Consumer Tech, Control Center, Big Sur, Macbooks, macOS, Apple Still Saying No To Touchscreen Macbooks

This Is Apple's New Fan-Free MacBook Air

Back at WWDC 2020, Apple announced its big plan to transition all of its computer over to custom designed ARM-based processors, and now Apple is finally ready to announce its first batch of systems using those chips starting with this: the new MacBook Air with M1.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Macbook, MacBook Air, Laptops, ARM, Consumer Tech, macOS, Apples First Arm Based Macbook Air

Finally Some Competition! MediaTek Announces New Chips for Chromebooks and 5G Phones

5G and the pandemic are already changing the way people buy and use their devices, so to help bring more competition to affordable mobile devices, MediaTek is launching a new line of smartphone and Chromebook processors. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, 5g, Mediatek, Consumer Tech, Mediatek Dimensity, Mt8192, Mt8195

Finally Some Competition! MediaTek Anounces New Chips for Chromebooks and 5G Phones

5G and the pandemic are already changing the way people buy and use their devices, so to help bring more competition to affordable mobile devices, MediaTek is launching a new line of smartphone and Chromebook processors. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, 5g, Mediatek, Consumer Tech, Mediatek Dimensity, Mt8192, Mt8195

Razer Is Trying to Break Out of Gaming with the Razer Book 13

Over the past couple of years, Razer has been gradually expanding its portfolio outside of gaming with products like the Razer Blade Studio and its Pro Click peripherals. But now Razer looks like it’s finally getting serious about general productivity with the Razer Book 13. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Razer, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Razer Is Making A Non Gaming Laptop, Producitvity, Razer Book, Razer Book 13, Razer Blade Studio

Here's Everything We Expect to See at Apple's Mac Event Next Week

After much speculation, Apple finally announced its third keynote event this fall: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 10. Previous events focused on the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone, so this one is all about the Mac—or at least that’s what everyone’s betting on. And while we’re still short on concrete details, a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Macbook, Rumors, MacBook Air, Laptops, ARM, iMac, Consumer Tech, Mark, Macbooks, macOS, The Big Apple Arm Transition Begins

Is That Gadget Haunted or Just Broken?

Ghosts. They’re said to haunt anything, even electronics. I’m sure the first people who put light bulbs in their homes thought they were being haunted when a power surge made their lamps flicker. But there are enough stories of kids’ toys stuffed away in a closet coming to life, even with the batteries removed, to…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Gadgets, Science, Desktops, Windows 10, Laptops, Watch OS, Smart Watches, Nintendo Switch, Haunted Electronics

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